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KaiGywer
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Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:32 am

Mark and other train geeks  Wink I need your help. I wanna upload these three photos to RailPictures, but have no idea what they are and who they belong to. Can somebody please identify them?

http://pix.njk.no/53/i53720-ProRail100.jpg

http://pix.njk.no/53/i53721-PSCskiftelok.jpg

This one I know is in the database, so I can figure this out:
http://pix.njk.no/53/i53722-UnionPacific3419.jpg

I uploaded them to a Norwegian railroad forum, hence the copyright in the corner. I'd obviously upload the originals after some Photoshop play  Smile
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:17 am

I am nowhere near as good with locomotive identification as I am with aircraft, so the other guys, like AsstChiefMark can correct me as needed:

#1 EMD SW1500 (?)
#2 I don't know
#3 EMD SD40

[Edited 2007-04-03 21:19:23]
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:49 am

#1: Progressive Rail EMD SW1000
#2: PSC GE 44-ton switcher (Two-axle version)
#3: Union Pacific EMD SD40-2
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
#1: Progressive Rail EMD SW1000
#2: PSC GE 44-ton switcher (Two-axle version)
#3: Union Pacific EMD SD40-2

I thought #1was an MP 15ac. How are they different?

#2 is the GE 44 tonner.

#3 is a nice big UP engine.
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:08 am

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 3):
I thought #1was an MP 15ac. How are they different?

Here you go. Taken at the Union Pacific yard in Mankato, MN. The GE switcher is also in the pic.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=180799
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:51 am

Hey, Kai. I didn't know you had any pics on www.railpictures.net .

http://67.15.20.45/images/p/prorail100.jpg.11252.jpg
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
#1: Progressive Rail EMD SW1000
#2: PSC GE 44-ton switcher (Two-axle version)
#3: Union Pacific EMD SD40-2

Thanks  Smile

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):

Here you go. Taken at the Union Pacific yard in Mankato, MN. The GE switcher is also in the pic.

Which also happens to be where I took my three pics  Smile Just a few days before me.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 5):
Hey, Kai. I didn't know you had any pics on www.railpictures.net .

Haha, nice, not quite that green yet  Smile And no flowers either  Smile
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:25 am

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 3):
I thought #1was an MP 15ac. How are they different?

Should be lots of MP15 pics around, and you'll see the radiator is way different, the trucks are different, and the MP15's 12-cyl engine has two exhaust stacks.
 
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RE: Please Help Me Identifying These Locomotives

Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:30 pm

That two axel Ge is indeed a rarity-a lot of the railroads that operate GEs like that have to have the four axels for weight loading on the rails. SD-40-2s are nice units, but I sure wouldn't want one in the summertime!
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